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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

District to recognize citizens who discovered water leak

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/23/2014

Thanks to the initiative of an East Quincy couple who reported water spilling from a water tank overflow spout, East Quincy Services District staff were able to isolate the problem June 25 that may have allowed 8 or more million gallons of water to go unaccounted for in the past four months.

Danielle and Jesse Frid were walking with their dog past the district’s well No. 1 when they saw copious amounts of water gushing out. They said they thought that surely district staff must know about the water and at first didn’t report it.

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Construction union awards scholarship to Quincy resident

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Quincy High School graduate Kendal Hicks plans to pursue her master’s degree. She has help from Operating Engineers Local 3, which recently awarded her a scholarship. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing

7/22/2014

Quincy Junior-Senior High School graduate Kendal Hicks has won a $7,500 college scholarship from Operating Engineers Local 3.

Hicks, the daughter of Local 3 member Randy Hicks, was chosen for her outstanding academic achievements and involvement in many extracurricular activities. She was part of her school’s concert, jazz and honor bands and served as president of the school’s Service Club, organizing activities such as Safe Trick or Treat, Thanksgiving dinner for the community and blood drives throughout the year.

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UC Berkeley celebrates 100 years with Plumas County

James Wilson
Sports Editor
7/21/2014

Though it is still dwarfed by the giant trees surrounding its Meadow Valley camp, the University of California at Berkeley’s forestry program is celebrating a milestone that puts it in the same category with the ancients: its 100th anniversary. The program and the wild nature of Plumas County have been intertwined since the program’s very beginning and continue to co-produce ongoing generations of foresters.

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Former real estate agent sentenced for embezzlement

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/20/2014

A former Portola real estate agent was fined and sentenced to five years of probation last week after pleading “no contest” to felony embezzlement.

Earl Warren Morrison, 67, was convicted of taking more than $54,000 from a property management trust account when he worked for Portola-based Lynn Welch Realty.

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Midsummer night astronomy sessions available at FRC

Feather Publishing
7/20/2014

Yes, Feather River College has telescopes and an observatory! The FRC observatory will be open Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Charles Arrowsmith, who teaches astronomy at FRC and leads the local RECON project team, will be on hand to help guide visitors through the night sky and to provide information about astronomy activities and education in Plumas County.

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